‘We arrived home exhausted, disillusioned, and totally in shock’
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake are notoriously tight-lipped when it comes to their relationship and son Silas Randall, but as their little boy turns three, the couple has opened up about his traumatic childbirth for the first time.
The Timberlakes’ former nanny, Connie Simpson, has just released a book of her experiences, Nanny Connie Way: Secrets to Mastering the First Four Months of Parenthood – and the couple saw it as the perfect opportunity to tell their story.
While originally intending on having a ‘natural childbirth’, the couple was rushed to hospital to have an ‘emergency C-section’, with Jessica explaining the impact that the traumatic birth had on her.
‘Our story with Nanny Connie started the day we brought our son home from the hospital,’ the couple explained in an extract from the book, via Entertainment Tonight. ‘That may sound like a normal statement coming from new parents, except our birth plan was anything but normal. We had two midwives, one doula, one meditation birthing class, a ton of hippy baby books, and a lovely home in the Hollywood Hills that we had turned into a labour training facility that we called The Octagon. So, not exactly normal.’
‘When all our plans fell apart and the serene, natural childbirth we had envisioned ended with a transfer to the hospital and an emergency C-section, we arrived home exhausted, disillusioned, and totally in shock,’ the couple explained, with Jessica going on to describe how having an emergency caesarian changed her approach.
‘I was obsessed with everything organic, toxin-free, natural, and homeopathic for our kid, who came into this world in an operating room through an incision,’ she explained. ‘I was a dictator, making myself and my husband insane!’
It doesn’t look like this has put Justin off having babies in the future however, with the 37-year-old announcing ‘I want to have as many kids as we can, if I’m honest,’ in an interview with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe.
We’re looking forward to watching the Timberlake family grow.